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Fiddle Competition: The Final. Wednesday 16th November 201

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Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum Fiddle Competition

The Final

Wednesday 16th November 2011
Woodend Barn, Banchory

On Sunday 25th September 14 young violinists and fiddlers took part in the First Round of the competition. The judges thoroughly enjoyed listening to all of the entrants, but at the end of the round they had to eliminate eight musicians in order to leave just six to fight it out for the prize violin at the final.

So, the finalists are:

Eilidh Anderson (Traditional)

George Davidson (mainly Traditional)

Kirsty Lovie (Classical)

Emma Pantel (Classical)

Cameron Ross (Traditional)

Helen Stirling (Classical/Traditional)

An interesting mix of styles for the judges and audience to listen to.

The prize will be handed to the winner by its maker, Ian Greig, who will also be displaying his work for the audience to look at while the judges are deciding the winner.

A replacement judge has been engaged to replace Angus Anderson, who is no longer available.  The new judge is Alan John, a 1st violinist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra who was brought up in Banff and studied at Trinity College of Music (London) and the Royal Scottish academy of Music and Drama (Glasgow).



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September 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

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The entry rules to the KDAF fiddle competition have been revised

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Are you now eligible to enter the KDAF fiddle competition?

Read on to find out

The main change in the rules is about eligibility.  If you live in Aberdeen City or Aberdeenshire or have been brought up in the area then you can NOW enter the competition.

The other important change is that the closing date is now Thursday 30th June 2011.

There’s a wonderful prize up for grabs so apply now!

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May 18, 2011 at 9:43 am


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A fascinating talk at the KDAF AGM at the Woodend Barn Banchory by violin maker Ian Greig about his craft.

KDAF accounts 2011

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May 5, 2011 at 9:12 am

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KDAF annual exhibition at The Milton Gallery, Crathes, Banchory

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KDAF annual art exhibition at The Milton Gallery is on show now.

KDAF Commitee members at the 2011 KDAF annual exhibition

Alison  Ewan, Deeside artist and tutor, with the winner of the Young Artist category – the Timmie Penny Trophy.

Alison Ewan with the winning painter in the “First Time Exhibitor” category judged by Emma Pattullo of Platform 22.

The exhibition will run from 30th April until 15th May.

Opening hours are 10am -5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am -5pm on Sunday.

Art Competition application forms available online and from The Milton Gallery, Crathes and Platform 22, Torphins

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Application forms:

KDAF art competition 2011 Application form

Application forms can also be filled in on the day at The Milton Gallery.

Handing in days are:

Saturday 23nd April 12pm – 3pm
Sunday 24rd April 12pm – 3pm
Monday 25th April 12pm – 3pm
Tuesday 26th April 12pm – 3pm

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April 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm